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Printer woes with Vista

I have a network all setup and working well, except for the fact I can't access my XP shared printer from the Vista M/C.
It sees all the shared files and the printer, but when I click connect it starts to then tells me...
Windows cannot connect to printer, access is denied.
I have gone over all the proper sharing stuff including the Firewall and can find nothing. I must be missing something here... D
I am using Windows Live onecare, after dumping Norton...

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Just checking a basic item.

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You have an account on both machines? i.e. you logon both machines as "dave"


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Re just checking..................

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Hi Bob...Actually I never thought of that. In fact one is Administrator and the other is Dave.
That would probably do it. Will change on one account and let you know later.

Cheers ... D

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re Just checking again

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Have changed the account names, and it has made no difference. Access is still denied...

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Some printer drivers are not yet available for vista. You might try uninstalling the printer drivers and then....go to the explorer with your printer driver CD in....locate and right click the EXE. file....under the COMPATIBILITY TAB select XP....also on the bottom select run as ADMINISTRATOR...that will load the drivers into VISTA under XP. Worth a try.

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Re Printer

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Thanks for that, but I'm Pretty sure it's nothing to do with the drivers.
On the Vista laptop in Networking it finds & sees the XP Printer, tries to connect, then denies access.
My two printers are Canon, I have checked the Website and they both have updates to Vista, I downloaded the update to the Vista laptop for the Printer I am using so it's there after it connects, but there's something stopping that, very frustrating... D

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Access Denied

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Same problem here... my new Vista laptop cannot access any of the XP PC printer options.. with an access denied message..
Please help!

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access denied

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hi just a thought is the printer set as needing a password to share.

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solution for access denied

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Make sure you disable the UAC on the User Account on Control Panel in Windows Vista, Install the original cd printer driver of ur printer in vista and in xp, That will do the trick!

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printer network

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try adding the printer as a local printer not a networked printer when asked for name
type \\maincomputer\epsonsty where maincomputer is the computer to which the printer named as share is epsonsty You may also need to go to the manufacturer's site to download vista drivers for your printer

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This worked for me

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Desktop and laptop computers are successfully networked, but could not print from the laptop. When I tried other solutions, I couldn't get through the 'access denied' window when trying to set up a local port for the printer, so this is what I ended up doing. I have a Canon printer, HP desktop, and Sony laptop. Vista Home Premium is running on desktop and laptop.

1. disable anti-virus on both computers
2. make sure printer on main (desktop) computer is shared with 'Everyone'
3. install print drivers on laptop. (I had to hook up the printer to the laptop to do this.)
4. hook printer back to desktop computer
5. restart both computers, making sure anti-virus programs now running
6. try to print a document - changing the printer selection to the (now visible) desktop computer. Then I went in to change the printer default so the networked printer.

Hope this helps.

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